Yesterday I showed my treats that I took to my Pokeeno friends last night.  Everyone also brings a $10 gift and those become the prizes for each game that we play.  So today I wanted to share what I brought for my gift.

It was a Leprechaun and his pot of gold!  I went to the bank and got 10 $1 gold coins – remember those – they came out several years ago and I’m not sure anybody ever spends them – the grocery stores didn’t have any but the bank did.

The Leprechaun idea came from Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Ellen Kemper’s blog – if you haven’t seen her blog she has some absolutely amazing punch art characters including lots of pointy chinned people as she calls them.  To create mine I just looked at her photo so I’m not positive I used exactly the same punches that she did – some are obvious and others I guessed.  I did add the beard which she didn’t have on hers.  The colors I used were Green Galore, Really Rust, with Basic Black, More Mustard and Garden Green for the accents.  The box he is on is the Fancy Favor box – the die for the Big Shot.  The bag of gold coins fit inside the box.

So let me see if I can tell you what each piece is – here it goes:

  • Head – ornament punch
  • Ears & Nose – 1/2″ circle
  • Eyes – 1/8″ circle and smallest heart on Heart to Heart punch
  • Hat – 1-3/8″ circle and the word window
  • Hair – scallop oval
  • Beard – scallop circle
  • Body – wide oval – one cut in half glued on the second one
  • Belt – word window, short word window, horizontal slot
  • Arms – small oval and wide oval – cut in half on the short side
  • Legs – small oval and wide oval – cut in half on the long side
  • shoes – butterfly punch, cut in half then cut with circle punch
  • buttons on shoes – small punch on crop-a-dile

I think that is all the pieces of the leprechaun – i wanted him to match the little treats from yesterday so I used the green galore.  Other wise I think I would have used a different green.

It was fun!  Now you have a few ideas for St. Patricks day if you need them.

Oh – Tyler’s finger is now in a custom made splint and he needs to keep it straight for the next 3 weeks – it was called a Volar Plate Fracture.  So he’s good – no big deal.